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Salt-affected Soils and Marginal Waters

Global Perspectives and Sustainable Management

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  • A synthesis of key inputs for increasing and sustaining agricultural production in arid and semi-arid regions

  • A tool for researchers and students of agriculture, soil science and agronomy

  • Research and field experiences combine to understand the problems of marginal waters

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxii
  2. Saline Soils

    • Ranbir Chhabra
    Pages 49-100
  3. Management and Reclamation of Saline Soils

    • Ranbir Chhabra
    Pages 101-160
  4. Biodrainage

    • Ranbir Chhabra
    Pages 161-207
  5. Alkali Soils

    • Ranbir Chhabra
    Pages 209-254
  6. Nutrient Management in Salt-affected Soils

    • Ranbir Chhabra
    Pages 349-429
  7. Irrigation Water: Quality Criteria

    • Ranbir Chhabra
    Pages 431-486
  8. Irrigation and Salinity Control

    • Ranbir Chhabra
    Pages 487-544
  9. Back Matter

    Pages 697-714

About this book

This book presents systematic scientific appraisal, classification, genesis and viable technologies for reclamation and management of salt-affected soils and marginal quality waters across India and several other countries. Nature, solubility and geo-chemical mobility of salts have been provided as basis for the development of alkali and saline soils and groundwaters under specific agro-hydro-ecological regions. Chemical amendment (gypsum) based reclamation technology of alkali soils and related pre and post-reclamation water, nutrient and crop management interventions, including re-sodification issues have been comprehensively addressed. Features and operational guidelines of surface, subsurface, vertical and bio-drainage systems have been thoroughly discussed; likewise, amelioration of irrigation induced saline soils in inland and coastal regions and preventive measures for control of salinity and waterlogging along with environmental trade-offs. Practical approaches for amelioration and judicious use of saline, alkali, high SAR- saline and waste waters have been synthesized for different cropping and agro- forestry systems. Emerging issues on use of industrial by-products as amendments for alkali soils, physiological aspects of salt resistance, anatomical and biochemical mechanism of submergence tolerance, specific ion effects of poor quality waters, crop diversification, groundwater recharge, rejuvenation of tsunami affected coastal soils, safety against occurrence of poisonous gas in tube well pits, paddy straw burning and others have been adequately deliberated upon.

 

Combining scientific principles with field experiences, the book is expected to serve as a useful knowledge base for research workers, teachers and students of soil science, agronomy, plant breeding, forestry, irrigation engineering, extension workers, environmentalists and planners associated with reclamation and management of salt affected soils and waters on sustainable basis in developing and developed countries.

Keywords

  • Salt-affected Soils
  • Irrigation and Bio-drainage
  • Marginal Waters
  • Geo-chemical Mobility
  • Agricultural Crops
  • Eco-friendly Technology for Reclamation

Authors and Affiliations

  • Former Head (retired), Division of Soil and Crop Management, ICAR-Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal, India

    Ranbir Chhabra

About the author

‚ÄčDr. Ranbir Chhabra worked as Principal Scientist (Soil Chemistry & Fertility) and Head, Division of Soil & Crop Management at ICAR-Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal, India. 

For the last 45 years, Dr. Chhabra conducted basic and applied research in the field of Reclamation and Management of salt-affected soils and developed five technologies. His major work evolves around Chemistry and classification of slat-affected soils, Fertilizer management for sustainable crop production, selection of suitable crops for alkali soils, safe utilisation of fly ash use of wastewaters through forestry (Karnal technology), afforestation of alkali wastelands through pit-auger hole technology, bio-drainage to control waterlogging and prevent secondary salinization in canal irrigated areas, prevention of deaths due to asphyxia in dug wells, delineation of causes of declining water table in rice growing areas and their preventive measures; and  development of short term and long term measures to revive agriculture in tsunami affected areas.
 
Dr. Chhabra travelled widely to Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, U.K., Indonesia, Russia, and Brazil and interacted with International Scientists on the problems related to management of salt-affected soils, efficient use of fertilizers, waterlogging, drainage and preventing pollution due to wastewaters. He taught an International course of Soil Salinity and Water Quality to the Post Graduate students at Centre for Irrigation Engineering, KUL, Belgium for seven years.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Salt-affected Soils and Marginal Waters

  • Book Subtitle: Global Perspectives and Sustainable Management

  • Authors: Ranbir Chhabra

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-78435-5

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Earth and Environmental Science, Earth and Environmental Science (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-78434-8Published: 04 December 2021

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-78437-9Published: 05 December 2022

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-78435-5Published: 01 January 2022

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXII, 714

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Water, Agriculture, Pollution, Sustainability, Environmental Management

Buying options

eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-78435-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)